[ppml] NANOG IPv4 Exhaustion BoF

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Tue Mar 4 16:01:23 EST 2008


On Mar 4, 2008, at 9:27 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> Leo Bicknell made the point that without this policy or something

> like it, the world becomes set in stone after IPv4 runout.  Haves
> have and have nots have not and there's no way for that to change.

To be blunt, this strikes me as astoundingly hallucinatory.

Without some form of transfer policy, ARIN simply becomes irrelevant  
as address consumers go to the "black" market in order to meet their  

With a transfer policy, ARIN _may_ retain some relevance as a source  
of "title" information, but a lot depends on the restrictions ARIN  
attempts to impose.  Make the policy too restrictive, and people will  
go elsewhere.

In the end, with or without a transfer policy, you're still out of  
"free" IPv4 addresses and businesses will do what they feel is  
necessary to get around unenforceable bureaucratic rules.


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